The Fed held a much-awaited meeting yesterday. The bank hasn’t made any policy changes. As a result, the USD weakened and EUR/USD rocketed. Jump in to know all the latest news!
USD surged after Fed’s hawkish surprise
- The Fed made a hawkish surprise! The bank would start a discussion about scaling back bond purchases. Besides, it is likely to make two interest-rate increases by the end of 2023 (sooner than expected)! Finally, the central bank raised estimates for inflation for the next three years and upgraded the GDP growth to 7% for this year from the prior 6.5%. As a result, the US dollar surged to levels unseen since early May, while stocks, stock indices, crude oil, and gold sharply dropped.
- Australian labor data came out better than expected. The number of employed Australians rose to 115,000, while only 30,000 were forecasted. The jobless rate was 5.1%, better than the anticipated 5.5%. AUD/USD is likely to rise today due to the positive labor data.
- Turkey’s central bank is expected to keep interest rates unchanged. The Turkish lira is traded at the local lows. USD/TRY has just crossed 8.60, and it’s edging higher to 8.70.
EUR/USD dropped enormously! The pair has just broken below the psychological mark of 1.2000 and the 200-day moving average. Now it is getting closer to the lower trend line at 1.1950, which the pair may struggle to break. The RSI indicator is below 30,00 on the 4-hour chart, signaling the pair is oversold. Thus, we might expect the reverse up soon. The move above 1.2000 will drive EUR/USD back to 1.2050.
It’s quite an interesting situation on the gold chart! XAU/USD has broken the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level and pulled back to it. The long upper shadow tells us that the price is going to reverse down. The move below the 50.0% Fibo level of $1800 will push the metal to the next level at $1770.
S&P 500 has reversed down and touched the lower trend line at 4175. It’s a perfect opportunity to buy such a credible stock index at a lower price! The move above Tuesday’s high of 4260 will drive the stock index to the psychological mark of 4300. Support levels are at the 50-day moving average of 4175 and the mid-May lows of 4115.
What will happen? The US Q2 Gross Domestic Product will be announced at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3) on Thursday, July 29…
Today the Fed will make a policy statement at 21:00 GMT+3. This event will affect all the currency pairs with the USD and thus almost the all Forex market!
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will hold a meeting and announce changes to the monetary policy on August 3, at 07:30 MT time (GMT+3).
What events to follow and how to trade during the week of July 2-6?
EUR/USD retraced to 1.1870 after breaking out this level. It should be just a natural sell-off ahead of the further rally up.